On 27 January at 12:00 a commemorative event will be held in Riga at the Bikernieki Forest Memorial, marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The ceremony will feature prayers by the representatives of major religious denominations in Latvia commemorating together people of different faiths who were killed during the Nazi occupation in Bikernieki forest.
Bikernieki is the biggest killing site and mass grave of Nazi victims in Latvia. Between 1941 and 1944, 35 000 people, including about 20 000 Jews from Latvia, Austria, Germany and Czechia, 10 000 Soviet war prisoners, and 5 000 Nazis’ political adversaries, were killed here.